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Dec 02, 2019
8:17AM

Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar clinch gold medals in Senior National C'ships

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In wrestling, Asian Championships silver medallists Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar clinched gold medals on the final day of the senior national championships in Jalandhar yesterday.

Gurpreet defeated two-time world junior championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal, who was representing the Railways, by a 3-1 margin, in the 77 kilogram categor. This was Punjab grappler's fourth senior national title.


Sunil also managed an easy win over Punjab's Prabhal. The Railway's grappler used all his experience to crush the Punjab wrestler 5-1 in the 87 kg final.

In the 55 kg category, Arjun, representing Services, won against Ajay by technical superiority.

Enjoying the home support, Punjab's Harpreet Singh, the Asian Games silver medallist, defeated Rajbir Chhikara of Railways 4-1 in the 82 kg category final.

Railways finished on the top with 210 points ahead of Services (170 points) and Jharkhand (109 points).
 

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